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IGP Kashmir reviews Yatra arrangements

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Srinagar, Jun 29: Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police Swayam Prakash Pani Saturday reviewed the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra which is commencing on July 01.

In order to ensure proper co-ordination and synergy among different forces’ agencies being deployed for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra, IGP Kashmir accompanied by DIG CKR V. K. Birdi-IPS today visited Pantha Chowk, Parimpora, Sumbal, Barsoo, Manigam transit camp and other alternate routes, a police spokesperson said.

He said IGP Kashmir emphasised upon all concerned officers to stay alert and maintain effective coordination during Yatra.

“The objective of the security review was sensitization of security forces about ground realities and their preparedness in terms of law and order, facilitating assistance to the general public besides providing assistance to the pilgrims who are scheduled to arrive for Amarnath Yatra,” spokesperson said.

He said IGP impressed upon the officers to utilize adequate resources for ensuring appropriate security arrangements along the route  and ensure that adequate facilities are made available for the convenience of pilgrims at all points.

At transit camp Manigam, the camp in-charge briefed IGP about security of campus and accommodation for pilgrims as well as measures taken for implementing of cut-offs timings at Manigam.

SSP Ganderbal Khalil Poswal briefed IGP about the ground deployment of forces on the Yatra route and measures taken to secure the entire stretch.

Meanwhile, IG CRPF Kashmir Ravideep Sahai also took stock of arrangements put in place for Amarnath Yatra.

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